Odile Decq to Launch A New Kind of Architecture Institute: ‘Confluence’

Courtesy of architectes urbanistes

Odile Decq has announced that she is launching a new kind of architecture school based upon the idea of “Confluence,” an educational framework that “erases the predefined limits of the traditional academic structures for the benefit of the collaboration of talents, thoughts and disciplines.”

The Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, which will be located in in Lyon, , will bring together “Architects, critics, artists, thinkers, philosophers, film-makers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers” in order to develop an architecture that develops ideas unconstrained by “stylistic prejudice or ideology.” More on this new initiative, after the break.

Sticky Fingers / Rue Royale Architectes

© Erick Saillet

Architects: Rue Royale Architectes
Location: 4 Rue Sylvain Simondan, Lyon,
Technical Design Offices: BETREC (accounting, structure), PHILAE (fluids), Génie Acoustique (acoustics), STARACE (acoustics),
Area: 2,094 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erick Saillet

Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Pedestrian-Centric City Center for Lyon Confluence

Block A3: west public transit. Image © Herzog & de Meuron

The Mayor of , , has unveiled plans for a dense, mixed-use district planned for the Confluence. Masterplanned by Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with landscapist Michel Desvigne, the 35-hectare scheme will be the first plot developed in the second phase of a larger regeneration initiative that aims to “double the city-center” by reclaiming a massive, post-industrial site on the city’s central peninsula. Once complete, the second phase, known as “Ilot A3”, will provide more than 2,000 homes in a lush residential park and vibrant “market quarter.” 

In Progress: Musée des Confluences / COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Courtesy of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
Project Architects: Mona Bayr, Angus Schoenberger
Project Coordination: Thomas Margaretha, Peter Grell
Local Architect, Planning: Patriarche & Co, Chambéry/Lyon, France
Area: 46476.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Hubert Canet, Balloïde

Villa B / Tectoniques Architects

© Erick Saillet

Architects: Tectoniques Architects
Location: Lyon,
Area: 204.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erick Saillet

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

© Brice Robert

Architects: Y. Architectes
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
Client: ICF sud‑est méditerranée
Cost: € 920,539 excl. VAT
Area: 460 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Brice Robert

Extension of the IUFM school in Lyon / Atelier de la Passerelle

© Jérome Ricolleau

Architects: Atelier de la Passerelle
Location: Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse, ,
Area: 3620.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jérome Ricolleau, Frenchie Christogratin

Public Toilets in the Tête d’Or Park / Jacky Suchail Architects

© Franck Fleury

Architects: Jacky Suchail Architects
Location: ,
Design Office: E2CA
Photographs: Franck Fleury

In Progress: Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au © Hubert Canet, Balloïde Photo

Architect:  COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner
Location: ,
Client: Département du Rhône / Represented by SERL
Landscape Design: EGIS aménagement
Site Area: 20,975 m²
Net Floor Area: 26,700 m²
Gross Floor Area: 46,476 m²
Building Costs: EUR 150 Mio
Scheduled Completion: 2014

   

Rockfeller University Restaurant / XTO architectes

© Studio Erick Saillet

Architects: XTO architectes
Location: ,
Architects: JY Godot, Jean Delacroix, Pierre Dumas
Client: Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Sociales de Lyon
Area: 2,520 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Studio Erick Saillet

Sunny Gymnasium / Tekhnê Architectes

© Renaud Araud

Architects: Tekhnê Architectes
Location: , France
Building Services Engineers: Astrius
Structural Timber Engineers: Arborescence
Structural Engineers: DPI
Acoustics Engineers: EAI
Building Environmental Quality Engineers: eEgénie
Construction Economist: Denizou
Area: 1,747 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Renaud Araud

Lyon Confluence / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

© Takuji Shimmura

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 
Location: ,
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Completion: 2012
Surfaces: Hotel: 8,300 sqm – Leisure Center: 64,580 sqm (with Multiplex UGC) – Multiplex UGC: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

   

Office Building in Lyon / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

© Paul Kozlowski

Architect: Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Sofilio
Client Representative: Coteba
Client Environmental Consultant: Oasiis
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski

   

Leisure Center / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

© Renaud Chaignet

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Location: Lyon,
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Contractor: Unibail
Photographs: Renaud Chaignet, Renaud Araud

Black Box / Tectoniques

Courtesy of Tectoniques

Architects: Tectoniques
Location: ,
Areas: 220 sqm
Cost: Unreported
Client: Private
Shell, concrete base: Alfred Carayol
Wood frame: Arbosphère
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Agence Tectoniques 

  

Lyon Confluence – Îlot P / Mateo Arquitectura & Dominique Perrault Arquitecture

Courtesy of & Dominique Perrault Arquitecture

Last September, Mateo Arquitectura, together with the French practice Dominique Perrault Architecture, presented a proposal for the project to urbanize Îlot P in Confluence, to the south of the city of which was recently named as a finalist. This competition forms part of the process of urban remodeling being conducted throughout the Confluence area with the aim of leaving behind its industrial past. The project involved the urban development of a city block (Ilôt P), including housing, commercial areas and offices (laid out in two buildings), and landscaping. More images and project description after the break.

The Orange Cube / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

© Roland Halbe

Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects
Location: Quai Rambaud, Lyon,
Client: Rhône Saône Développement
Program: tertiary
Cost consultant: Michel Forgue
Electrical Engineering: Alto Ingénierie
Acoustic: Avel Acoustique
Structure: RFR GO+
Façade: T.E.S.S
Project area: 6,300 sqm
Project year: 2005–2011
Photographs: Nicolas Borel, Roland Halbe

Video: Perspective Lyric Installation / 1024 Architecture

Perspective Lyric interactive installation utilized a microphone and an audio analysis algorithm, where the building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience. Utilizing the facade of ‘Celestins’, former Lyrical theater, the video-mapping production was held during the Festival of Lights in December 2010.

Architects: 1024 Architecture
Location: Lyon,
Project Team: François Wunschel, Fernando Favier, Pierre Schneider, Tijani Loussaief, Cinzia Campolese
Production: Lighting-Process
Project Year: 2010